Advanced Bioprocess Engineering - CENG97027

This course is offered as an option in the 3rd and 4th years of the undergraduate programme, as well as the MSc programme. Its primary aim is to review the relevant fundamentals of biochemistry, microbiology, and molecular biology, coupled with process engineering principles to the design and operation of fermentation reactors which are widely used in the pharmaceutical, food, brewing and waste treatment industries. Aspects of mass transfer, heat transfer, mixing and rheology with biochemical and biological constraints will be presented.

Knowledge Laboratory - CENG95006

The aim of the module is for students to develop a mind-set for problem solving through experiential and practical based learning in order to tackle the challenges they may face as chemical engineers in industry.

Advanced Chemical Engineering Design Practice Final Year Design - CENG97006

The Design Project has the objective of giving students experience of advanced design practice by carrying out a complex design task in as realistic a way as possible. The desired learning outcomes include producing a comprehensive design in response to an open-ended brief, while working in a large team, under realistic time pressure and on the basis of limited information. The main aims of the Design Project are to help students:

 develop skills in complex design problem-solving including technical, safety, environmental and economic aspects

 develop skills in the effective management of work and decision making in large groups

 develop skills in the presentation (oral and written) of complex techno-economic results

PAST TEACHING

Harvard University

HST 590: Global Health (Fall 2015), Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology

Objective: To educate, inspire, and engage students by providing information about the various fields that together comprise "global health", offering divergent perspectives as well as outlining specific directions and potential projects for those interested in applying their expertise beyond the classroom setting.

Hydrogel-Based Optical Sensors (Summer 2015), The Harvard-MIT Summer Institute at MGH

Objective: Photonic hydrogels have emerged as rapid, reusable, and quantitative biosensors for application in point-of-care diagnostics. The advantages of photonic hydrogel sensors over conventional sensors is that they have label-free, continuous, reversible sensing capability that can be integrated with personalized medicine technologies. In this lecture, I overview (i) the principle of operation of biosensors that incorporate optical components, (ii) the syntheses of stimuli responsive hydrogels, (iii) the incorporation of photonic materials in these hydrogels, and (iv) the readout devices. In particular, I provide specific applications from our research involving holographic sensors. I also discuss emerging applications for rapid assays that can be used in the context of theranostics. I conclude the lecture by identifying the perceived limitations of photonic hydrogel sensors and point out potential future directions.

 

University of Cambridge

Chemical Engineering (Biotechnology) CET I (Fall 2014)

Objective: This course gives students an introduction to bioscience and discusses example applications of biotechnology. It then focuses on the understanding and modelling of microbial and enzymatic reaction processes. Learning Outcomes recognize fundamental cell types and describe their uses in biotechnology describe the biological processes operating in cells and how these may be exploited in biotechnology appreciate the current trends and directions in biotechnology use semi-empirical methods to describe the stoichiometry and rates of microbial growth use models for microbial growth to predict bioreactor performance derive kinetic models for enzyme-catalyzed reactions and use them to analyze processes involving enzymes (including processes in which enzyme inhibition and inactivation occurs)

Entrepreneurship ETECH (Spring 2014)

ETECH Projects are run by the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL), Judge Business School to assess the commercial viability of novel technologies coming out of the departments of the University of Cambridge and local companies. ‘ETECH Projects’ are performed by teams of students from the University of Cambridge. These students either see themselves as would-be entrepreneurs, as those who will assess the commercial viability of business ideas, propositions or novel technologies in their career, or those who see themselves in a similar position down the line where they may have some research outputs that could be of commercial value.

Programming CET I (Spring 2013)

This unit aims to familiarise students with a spreadsheet package (Microsoft Excel), a flowsheeting package (UniSim) and a mathematics package (Mathematica).